Amigo

Rated R 128 minutes 2011

John Sayles, paragon of indie-political filmmaking (Lone Star, Matewan, Eight Men Out), takes us back to the Philippine-American War, circa 1900, when American soldiers chased armed Filipino guerrillas and tried to win the hearts and minds of the “goo-goos” in remote villages like the baryo of San Isidro. Irony aplenty, plus the usual well thought-out Sayles critique of yanqui imperialism and racism, but the multi-character drama also highlights the roles of the rebels, envious villagers, and the haughty Spanish parish priest in dealing with the US Army troops. Sayles’ thought-provoking screenplay, adapted from parts of his novel A Moment in the Sun, is bolstered by strong performances by actors Joel Torre, Bembol Roco, Garret Dillahunt, Yul Vasquez, DJ Qualls, and Sayles regular Chris Cooper as the blood-and-guts commanding officer. Recommended. (128 min.)

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Director: John Sayles

Producer: Maggie Renzi

Cast: Joel Torre, Garret Dillahunt, Chris Cooper, D. Qualls, Rio Locsin, Ronnie Lazaro, Bembol Roco, Yul Vazquez, Jemi Paretas, Lucas Neff and Dane DeHaan

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